A rendering of London, Ontario's revolutionary roofed retail hub. Anchored by Toronto-based Eaton's, WELLINGTON SQUARE housed 40 selling spaces, including an F.W. Woolworth 5 & 10. The complex was expanded in 1988-1989 and bequeathed a new name...GALLERIA LONDON. This incarnation was not successful. It has since been repositioned as CITI PLAZA, a mixed-use collection of offices, public service facilities and retail.
Rendering from Canadian Architectural Archives, Libraries & Cultural Resources, University of Calgary / Image number 58979-1
Canada's first suburban-style interior mall was built 100 miles east of WELLINGTON SQUARE, in the border city of Saint Catharines, Ontario. FAIRVIEW MALL, which originally encompassed 33 stores and services, was dedicated in April 1961. Today, the centre contains over 60 stores.
Photo from http://www.firstcapitalrealty.ca (First Capital Realty)